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Beauty Queen Secrets: MISS BLACK VIRGINIA FINDS INSPIRATION TO BE HEALTHY

My Uncle, Junius Morgan, inspired me to take charge of my health. A few years ago, he decided to get back into the best shape ever and started to run marathons. He ran the New York Marathon 3 times, 15 half marathons, and has provided fitness demonstrations 2 years in a row at the WNBC Health and Fitness Expo at Metlife Stadium, home of the NY Giants. He is also a personal trainer and helps others get back to their best selves through his business “Unlimited Fitness NYC.” He also provides bootcamps at Central Park and in home/office training. His story and testimony has inspired me and his clients. He lived the journey of working towards being your best self again and reflecting on his experience gave...

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DON’T NEGLECT YOUR NAPES

As more and more of us turn natural, we now are trying to undo the years of damage we have done to our hair. As we focus on the most common areas of damage: ends to mid shaft, and good lord, those edges, we often forget about that good ol' kitchen, or nape area. Years of wigs, tight braids, and weaves wreck havoc on our nape region if we aren't careful.  As we ease into the fall season, be mindful of harsh fabrics like scarves, sweaters and coats,that by friction, may cause dryness and tangles at the nape. For my relaxed sisters, never apply relaxer to the nape first. This area is very fragile and should be handled with care. Wherever you apply the relaxer first...

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EXERCISE OF THE WEEK: PUSH YOUR WAY INTO SHAPE

Push ups, oldie but a goodie! This exercise forces you to work your core, chest muscles, shoulders, and triceps. It's so empowering to be able to push your own body weight. Practice doing the modified version and work yourself up to a full body push-up. Do 4 sets of 10 repetitions each set, as you get stronger increase your repetitions. In the next few weeks I'll be going over a few nutritional tips and advice on exercise combinations for maximum results. Now work that body! Flexiones de pecho un ejercicio básico pero necesario. Este ejercicio involucrara a sus músculos de la base. Este ejercicio es para los músculos de su pecho, hombros, y tríceps. Su meta es eventualmente poder empujar su propio peso. Practiquen primero con...

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ALICIA KEYS BURNS OFF POST BABY POUNDS

Alicia Keys, Grammy-winning song writer and singer, tells ET's Christina McLarty that she works hard to stay fit. Alicia lost her baby fat weight in less than two years. After the birth of her first child, she feels as though she is even more secure than she was before. However, Alicia says that she goes through hard and painful work to stay fit. We can learn from Alicia Keys that it takes dedication and determination to have the good look everyone wants to have and keep post pregnancy. According to healthyceleb.com, Alicia has a strict diet plan and workout regimen, which helped her burn off the post baby pounds and is helping her keep the weight off. For instance for breakfast Alicia likes to have egg...

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7 WAYS TO DRY YOUR NAIL POLISH FAST

Publisher’s Thoughts: How often have you painted your nails and in minutes you ruin the  fresh coat of polish that took 45 minutes to put on perfectly? It seems like it literally takes forever for polish to dry. I know for many the solution to long lasting polish is getting gel polish, but there other alternatives you can do right at home. Click on the link below to learn 7 ways you can dry your nail polish instantly. #manicuremondays http://www.diyncrafts.com/2328/fashion/awesome-ways-to-dry-your-nails-quickly-and-protect-your-manicure  ...

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Environmental causes of Thyroid Disease: what YOU can do to keep your Thyroid Healthy.

Low thyroid function is a major cause of obesity, cold body temperature, hair loss, dry skin, and constipation in women. Studies have shown that about 70% of the susceptibility to autoimmune thyroid disease (a condition where the body’s own immune system attacks the thyroid) is genetic, while about 30% of the risk is due to environmental exposures or triggers. Some of these exposures and triggers include infections, life stress, iodine intake, smoking, medications, radiation, and environmental toxicants. So what can you do to decrease your risk of thyroid disease, especially if you have a family history of autoimmune thyroid disease? Some important choices you can make are to: Avoid cigarette smoking. Cigarette smoke contains thousands of chemicals, including cyanide, which is metabolized to thiocyante, and can interfere...

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GETTING GOOD SLEEP PART 3: Color Your Way to Sleep-town

Last week we spoke about turning down the electronics in your room to help aid your sleep and destressing. Next up on the to do (to sleep) list: COLOR! There's nothing Mr. Sandman doesn't like more than a lack of creativity. Every woman, no matter what they think, has a creative side. There are SO many sides of creativeness: scrapbooking, various forms of painting, pinterest crafts, photo framing, journaling, accessorizing with lights and candles and cute nick nacks. THIS is what your room is lacking. Your subconscious runs on creativity. Creative outlets are just that...

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BEAUTY QUEEN SECRETS: WHY PERCEPTION IS EVERYTHING FOR MISS BLACK VIRGINIA

Perception is everything! I work in Media and it’s important that you always dress well and exude confidence. Presenting yourself well gets you noticed. As I mentioned in my previous articles, I gained a lot of weight in college and managed to lose 50 pounds.  But, even though I was heavy, I’ve always dressed for success. However, losing weight definitely boosted my visibility, because I exuded more confidence. Another important part of perception is your face. That’s what people see first. My beauty regimen includes drinking lots of water and keeping heavy makeup for special occasions only. Also, find an excellent facial cleanser, toner, and sunscreen to maintain a clear and fresh face. I’ve learned that if you keep a simple skin regimen, eat well, and drink...

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TODAY SHOW Anchor TAMRON HALL Gives Tips On Styling Natural Hair

TODAY’s Tamron Hall created a stir when she wore her hair natural hair on T.V. for the first time. That meant styling her hair without heat and a relaxer — and letting her curls loose. “I was too tired to do my hair that morning, and people don’t realize what you have to go through to straighten your hair,” said Tamron. Click on the link below to view her tips on styling natural hair. Read the full article here: http://www.today.com/style/tamron-hall-gets-tips-keeping-curly-natural-hair-shape-1D79959432...

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EXERCISE OF THE WEEK: CARDIO W/ STAIRS

These exercises are designed to be performed anywhere, so no gym needed just that amazing body of yours and a will to take charge of your health and weight. Start with as many rounds as you are able to do. You can start with 4 squats at the top and bottom of the steps, increase your repetitions as you are able. This is great cardiovascular exercise, fat burner, and leg muscle toner. If you have any questions or need additional help you can always email me at aveigle@hotmail.com. Now let's get to it! Estos ejercicios son diseñados para hacerlos en cualquier lugar. Así qué no necesita un gimnasio, sólo ese increíble cuerpo tuyo y una voluntad de hacerse cargo de su salud y peso. Comience con...

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